Hey friends! Today I’ll be showing you a smoky purple eye look perfect for a night out! Also don’t forget to check out Freddie’s glossy, grungy look here which is her take on the purple eye. We’re really loving our bold, statement eyes recently.
I started off with my base all completed; which included primer (Benefit’s Porefessional), foundation (MAC Pro Longwear in NW35), concealer (Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Number 4 Deep) and finally eye primer (Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer in Sin).
Then used Avon’s Colour Shock eye pencil in Starry Night (discontinued) to create a thick cat eye effect covering the majority of the outer corners of the eyes. I used this base to really intensify the black eye shadow applied later on in the look. I then blended it out the black pencil to remove the harsh line you can see in the picture.
I went on to apply the purple colour Candied Violet from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette to the middle portion of the eye. In the inner corners, I placed the lighter colour Crème Brulee to really brighten and make the eyes pop. I didn’t want to cover the entire eye with the purple because it is quite a dark and intense colour contrary to what you can see in the palette. Again, I blended it out to create a seamless look. Lastly onto the black shadow! I used the colour Blackout from the Smashbox #ShapeMatters palette. I used a pencil brush to slowly apply the shadow easily in that winged shaped. After every layer, I would blend it out with a MAC 217 brush. Just keep on layering that black shadow until you’re happy with the intensity! Finish off with a nude colour in the eye socket to enhance that smokiness. I used the colour Milk Chocolate again from the Chocolate bar palette.
And that’s it! I completed the look with a bit of gel eyeliner and mascara for the eyes; contour, highlighter and blush for the face and a red lip (MAC’s Ruby Woo)! I hope you enjoyed this look, til’ next time bye! Una x